“The apostolate of all religious consists first of all in the witness of their consecrated life, which they are bound to foster by prayer and penance.” (Code of Canon Law 673)
The Servants of the Holy Eucharist and of the Blessed Virgin Mary assume apostolic duties which are not in contradiction to our contemplative life. Our proper ministries are: liturgical apostolate, hospitality for retreats and times of prayer, investigation and studies of the spiritual life, confession and spiritual direction, spiritual exercises with a marked contemplative accent, promotion of the Eucharistic-Marian spirituality among priests, religious and the laity.
The principal apostolates of our Community in Puerto Rico are Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and the Marian Schoenstatt Shrine “Magnificat”, both located in the Municipality of Hatillo. We also have priests involved in assistance to neighboring parishes, university chaplaincy, teaching apostolate, ministry to the sick, and chancery work.
At the St. Joseph House of St. Paul, Minnesota, our principal apostolate is St. Francis de Sales Parish. In addition, one of our priests is involved in the ministry of seminary teaching and formation.
The St. Michael House in Cordoba, Spain, is our House of Formation, where our postulants, novices, and seminarians prepare for profession of perpetual religious vows and, if so called, for ordination to the priesthood. This house is contiguous to the Shrine of Our Lady, Health of the Sick, which our Community cares for. In addition, our priests contribute to the promotion of consecrated life by imparting continuing formation, retreats, and spiritual exercises to religious institutes.